Just kidding, this is an hourlong podcast with “Bad Ass” Billy Gunn. About fourteen minutes into it I start trying to put my head through the computer monitor and die from blood loss.
But no, welcome to episode 2 of the (thankfully) ongoing With Leather pro wrestling podcast With Spandex. In episode 2 we go from pro wrestlers to people who write about them on the Internet and talk to David Shoemaker, “The Masked Man” of Deadspin’s Dead Wrestler Of The Week column and “David Shoemaker” of Grantland.com. We talk about our favorite and least favorite dead wrestlers, our experiences at WrestleMania 28 and the upcoming WWE Extreme Rules pay-per-view. It’s gonna be extreme~!
You can listen to the podcast below. We’ll have it up on iTunes as soon as they stop finding reasons to turn it down.
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Your likes, comments, shares and plus-whatevers are greatly appreciated. Worst case scenario, let’s hear your early predictions for Extreme Rules. It’s gonna be EXTREMELY RULED.
After something like four months of vague promising, I’m happy to present to you episode one of With Leather’s brand new pro wrestling podcast, the appropriately named “With Spandex”.
If you’re a fan of the Best And Worst Of WWE Raw column, give this a listen. Every week I’ll going to be talking to a performer, writer or personality from THIS BUSINESS~, and this week I’m lucky enough to debut the show with Austin, Texas, and Anarchy Championship Wrestling’s own Rachel Summerlyn. She’s the blonde with another guy’s blood in her hair in the banner image. Yes, she is that awesome.
Check out episode one of the program below, with some helpful visual aids regarding what we’re talking about to follow. I want you to treat this just like the Raw column — I want to see your comments, Facebook likes, tweets and shares. I also want to see you at Anarchy’s show on Sunday, but we’ll get to that later.
Matches We Loved 2011: Part 1 - I’m not technically in this part (I should show up in part 2), but it’s got enough positive pro graps talk and people bleeding to death in Austin to make it feel like I am. Check this out, seriously. [Dirty Dirty Sheets]
Wear The Cheese: Hot Tag Podcast - A podcast with a 30-minute time limit that goes about 45 because I can’t shut up about disliking Pescetarians. Lots of fun. [Wear The Cheese]
The Wrestling Podcast, Episode 42: Brandon Stroud III - And, in case you missed it, my appearance on last week’s The Wrestling Podcast. This is mostly about Avatar: The Last Airbender, honestly. [The Wrestling Blog]
The Washed Ferrari Scale: Rating Michael Bay’s Leading Ladies - I thought about firing Burnsy outright for saying Kate Beckinsale is hotter than Scarlett Johansson. [Film Drunk]
Can’t Be Faded: 40 Forgotten Nate Dogg Features - He laid all them busters down. He let his gat explode. Now he’s switching his mind back into freak mode. [Smoking Section]
The 20 Best Cold Opens from ‘The Office’ - There isn’t a character on television I’d like to see brutally beaten in his home than Jim Halpert. [Warming Glow]
Darren Aronofsky’s Ideas for a Batman Movie Were…Interesting - Well, it still sounds better than having Spider-Man have “puberty” by blowing his organic webshooters between the sheets in the morning. [Gamma Squad]
Make Every Tweet Count, You Guys. It Could Be Your Last. - “Dance like nobody’s watching. Love like it’s never gonna hurt!” – Heath Ledger [UPROXX]
Christina Hendricks Dressed In Leather, Posing With Weapons - Hey look, a post about tits and leather. Now we’re the website everybody thinks we are when I tell them I’m a blogger at “With Leather”. [Buzzfeed]
Adult Swim’s 25 Worst Places to Die - Gloucester City, New Jersey. It’s also on the 25 worst places to live or do anything else. [Adult Swim]
7 Comedians Without Their Beards - Tell me Bradley Cooper is in here. [HuffPost Comedy]
Stop-Motion TMNT Intro - They’re heroes in a half-shell, and they’re green? WELL HOLD ON A MINUTE. [High Definite]
Alison Brie And Danny Pudi Perform ‘Everybody Dance Now’ To Close Out ‘Community’ Season 3 Filming - Between this, the faux-Santa Baby thing and Trudy Campbell’s Charleston, Alison Brie is my favorite dancer. Sorry, Jabbazwockee. [UPROXX]
Chris Brown Has A New Pickup Line Sure To Make All The Ladies Melt - I also would’ve accepted, “my dancing looks mostly stupid but people say it’s cool, so date me or I’ll literally murder you”. [UPROXX]
Chris Brown Vs. Seagulls - I can’t wait for him to start abusing animals so people can be all, “what’s the big deal why don’t you forgive him??” [Buzzfeed]
7 Attractive People Landed Pilots This Week, Let’s Rank Them by Aesthetic Value - Worst part about the new Warming Glow — whatever aesthetic makes them decide Kate Moennig is less attractive than Kumar. [Warming Glow]
5 Things Tim Schafer Needs to do To Make His Fan-Funded Adventure Game Truly Great - Thing 6 – Change the name of it to ‘Lufia and the’ something something. Thing 7 – straight up Lufia game. [Gamma Squad]
7 WTF Endorsement Deals Featuring Rappers - If you like Beats By Dre, you’ll love being beaten by Chris Brown! etc. [Smoking Section]
Frotcast 87: ‘Ask a Porn Guy’ w/Seymore Butts, Lindy West vs. Penn Jillette - Again, is Shane from Shane’s World still alive, and if so, would she consider staying in my guest room for a few months? [Film Drunk]
Bill Oakley Tweets Top 10 ‘Simpsons’ Episode Pitches That Never Made It To Air For 500th Episode - “Homer gets a job as a ____. Is worried that he and Marge may get divorced. Accidentally hurts himself!” has been the plot of every episode since like, 200. [HuffPost Comedy]
TMZ asks the question of our time. Emma Stone or Rooney Mara who would you rather? - Mara, but only if she was Dragon Tattoo’d up. Emma Stone is pretty, but too Modern Drew Barrymore Faced for my tastes. [FARK]
Hipster Cat Is the Only Dubstep DJ You’ll Ever Need - Wait, now HIPSTERS listen to dubstep? Get your broad generalizations in order, Internet. [The FW]
Capes? We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Capes! The Best Superhero Movies Not Based On A Comic Book (Or Other Source Material) - I like Unbreakable so much it justified me seeing at least three terrible M. Night Shyamalan movies in a row. The Last Airbender was the last straw. See you in Hell, M. Night. [Pajiba]
Watch the Trailer for ‘Marley,’ Kevin Macdonald’s Documentary About Bob Marley - Spoiler alert: Marley dies at the end. Wait, are we talking about the same movie? [Brobible|Alison Brie And Danny Pudi Perform ‘Everybody Dance Now’ To Close Out ‘Community’ Season 3 Filming |UPROXX]
It’s Cyber Monday, everybody, and you know what that means! /unzips pants
International Object Podcast S2E2: Brandon Stroud - I can’t stop casting pods! Listen to me talk excitedly for nearly two hours, because I don’t get enough of a chance to do this sort of thing. A great conversation about terrible things. [International Object]
NBA Lockout Laboratory: Is Being Tall The Only Thing That Matters In Basketball? - Hilarious. Jon on a video blog is the best, but he should be dressed like he’s going to work at Radio Shack at all times. [SB Nation]
Women Be Tramplin’: The Most Insane Black Friday Moments You Will Ever See - You know how I spent my Black Friday? Hanging out at home, not being trampled to death, then going out at 9 at night and buying two seasons of ‘Roseanne’ from Target for 4 dollars. [UPROXX]
Ten Skits That Prove ‘The Muppet Show’ Was For Adults More Than Kids - Alternate title, “ten skits that prove ‘The Muppet Show’ was better than most other shows”. Johnny Cash/Rowlf and Time In A Bottle are two of my very favorites. [Warming Glow]
A Compendium of Cool Comics Cosplay: November 25th - With a title like this I’d hoped they’d be cosplaying as pilgrims and Indians, but whatever. Discussion point: cosplay stops being cool or sexy when you get professionally taken photos of it. [Gamma Squad]
“Streets Of Music” – Review Of 9th Wonder’s The Wonder Years - Not what I thought it was going to be. [Smoking Section]
Alternate Posters for the Expendables - Internet jokes aside, Chuck Norris makes me feel really uncomfortable. The way he says WHAT’S YOUR GAME?? in the Warcraft commercial like I’m a goddamn terrorist and he’s still Firewalker is the worst. [Film Drunk]
10 Awesome Vintage Tattoo Parlors From Around The World - Very cool. Maybe I should go to one of these to get my Ultros from Final Fantasy VI tattoo. [Buzzfeed]
The 10 Worst Rock Tattoos - Awwww, Starland Vocal Band? They suck! [The FW]
The Biggest And Most Ridiculous Celebrity Hair Of The 80s. What Were They Thinking? - Uh, that having your hair like this in the 80s is a great way to get ladies to sleep with you in the 80s? [FARK]
25 Things You Didn’t Know About ‘Network’ - If Moviefone wants to turn IMDB trivia pages into articles they need to get cracking, there’s a great thing about Tom Selleck as Indiana Jones just DYING to be common knowledge. [Moviefone]
The Jon Hamm Problem: You Can’t Be Handsome And Funny. Pick One. - At first I was like, “well, at least now I know why I’m not handsome”. Then I wondered, “what if I AM? Oh god I’m not funny” and then I jumped out of a window. [Pajiba]
CagePotato Tribute: The Failure To Intimidate - I’m going to parody this and talk about the failure to Elimidate. Worth it for the Gina Carano On The Scales photo. [Cage Potato]
Like Crazy Is The Movie 500 Days Of Summer Wanted To Be - That’s (500) Days Of Summer, thank you very much, and unless Like Crazy is an attempt to get me to love Zooey Deschanel with a Regina Spektor soundtrack, I’ll have to respectfully disagree. [Film Drunk]
Funny, Sexy And Awesome Cosplay Of The Week - …is won in a walk by the racially nonspecific Mortal Kombat girls. Hello, nurse. [Gamma Squad]
Politicians Are Horrible Late Night Guests - They are. If I had Michelle Bachmann on my talk show I’d intro her with WWE’s “Ass Man”. [Warming Glow]
Self Pop-Tart - Either the best or worst idea in the history of the Internet. I’m going to take one of these as soon as I figure out the logistics. [UPROXX]
CagePotato Ban: MMA Fans Fist-Posing for Photos With Fighters Et Al. - This guy doesn’t understand Worker Fist, or he’s never seen Rocky Balboa. So either he’s being a jerk, or I’ve got 200 pictures of me looking like an asshole with wrestlers. [Cage Potato]
Grantland Network Podcast: The Masked Man on the WWE Survivor Series - And speaking of me making Worker First, if you haven’t gone over to Grantland and listened to my appearance on Shoemaker’s podcast, do that now, and make sure to hassle him about how awesome I am and how he should always have me on. [Grantland]
The Wrestling Podcast, Episode 29: John Hyperion II (The JoshiMania Episode) - More podcasts about wrestling. This one is about a niche concept show in a niche independent wrestling company on their offseason held like two weeks before Christmas. I don’t know, but I seriously almost buy a plane ticket every day. [The Wrestling Blog]
A Softer Worldmap - Here’s an old thing I used to do nobody liked. I’m forcing it on you. Sh*t, I still think it’s funny. [Progressive Boink]
Vanessa Hudgens Is The Best Lakers Fan Ever - And hey, be sure to get back into the groove of reading us, because we give you stuff like this. And this stuff is pretty good. [Brandon's Olde Fashioned Websight]